The Kansas City Star dishonestly writes about upcoming bills as “tighter restrictions” on abortions. The truth: there are effectively no restrictions!
Since 1998, there has been in place a law banning late-term abortions. This law affects post-21 week pregnancies, when the unborn child can very likely survive outside the womb (and therefore can also feel pain. But because of Governor Bill Graves, Governor Kathleen Sebelius, and the Kansas Supreme Court — which is appointed by unaccountable lawyers, not by the people — the law has not been enforced. In one case, documents show that a pregnant mother who wanted to attend a rodeo and was inconvenienced by a pregnancy was allowed a “mental health” exception, when no mental health exception is supposed to exist, at all.
With hope, in just a matter of weeks, unborn children who can survive outside the womb will be protected under Kansas law.
Connect with Benjamin Hodge at Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, The Kansas Progress, and LibertyLinked. Hodge is President of the State and Local Reform Group of Kansas. He served as one of seven at-large trustees at Johnson County Community College from 2005-’09, a member of the Kansas House from 2007-’08, a delegate to the Kansas Republican Party from 2009-’10, and was founder of the Overland Park Republican Party in 2011. His public policy record is recognized by Americans for Prosperity, the Kansas Association of Broadcasters, the Kansas Press Association, the Kansas Sunshine Coalition for Open Government, the NRA, Kansans for Life, and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE).